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Dorotheos J.

Dorotheos J. "Ted" Cicalis

April 1st, 1921 November 14th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Dorotheos J. "Ted" Cicalis

CICALIS, Dorotheos J. "Ted", of Medford. Passed peacefully at the age of 98 on November 14. Beloved husband of 61 years to Frances Cicalis (Duros) of Medford. Loving father of Gaye Angela Ohanesian and her husband Sahag of Medford, John Cicalis and his wife Peggy of Falmouth, and Perry Cicalis and his wife Julie of Falmouth. Loving grandfather of Stephanie, Jake, Krissy, Teddy, Matthew, Ian, Steven and Leah. Dear brother of the late Charles Cicalis. Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Ted’s parents are the late John K. and Ageliky Cicalis who immigrated from Greece. Born at Maverick Square East Boston, his family moved to Medford where he grew up. He recently received a key to the City.

Family and home were most important to him including extended family - always welcoming them. In earlier years enjoyed golf and boating with his brother and friends, singing and dancing with cousins around the piano. He enjoyed his cars too.

Ted worked for over 36 years at General Electric Co. as a jet engine test technician. He was proud of his work in the Gemini and Apollo Space programs and fighter jets. There is a battery on the moon that his team worked to put there.

Ted was a WWII Army Veteran serving from 1943-45. He was proud to honor veterans on Medford’s Annual Memorial Day by placing a wreath with the Mayor.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday from 1-5PM at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street in Arlington. A Funeral Service will be held in The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 29 Central St., Somerville on Monday at 11am. Relatives and friends may visit at the church prior to the service from 10-11am. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, Somerville, MA.
For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, MA
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    Sunday, November 17th, 2019
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
    29 Central Street
    SOMERVILLE, MA
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    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
    29 Central Street
    SOMERVILLE, MA
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    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Fr. Anthony Tandilyan
  • Interment

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 12:45pm
    Oak Grove Cemetery
    236 Playsted Road
    Medford, MA
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    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    12:45pm

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Lin Ross

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Cicalis family. We are forever admirers of Ted's daughter Gaye and her family. Our thoughts are with you all. Roberta Rossetti and The Rossetti Family
Comment | Posted at 06:09pm via Condolence
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MB

I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Cicalis family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Dorotheos be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that our creator made at Revelation 21 v 4 and the marvelous guarantee at verse 5. Again, my sincere condolences.
Comment | Posted at 11:42am via Condolence
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Nicholas Panagoplos

Nicholas and Theresa Panagoplos
Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Ted. He was a very good man and loved by all. We all know he is now in God's Kingdom.
Comment | Posted at 11:00am via Condolence
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Nicholas Panagoplos

Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Ted. He was a very good man and loved by all. We all know he is now in God's Kingdom.
Nicholas and Theresa Panagoplos
Orlando, Florida
Comment | Posted at 10:58am via Condolence
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Lorraine Butler

I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your husband passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
Comment | Posted at 12:57am via Condolence
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